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I've Got the Blues: Song of the Unemployed American

Updated on November 28, 2014
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Time keeps on passing, faster each year.

Time keeps on passing, faster each year.

Inside I’m cryin’, but no one can hear.


There are no jobs worth having in town.

There are no jobs worth having in town.

Gotta go back to school for another round.


Working hard for my money, but ain’t got a dime.

Working hard for my money, but ain’t got a dime.

Until my pay day comes, I’m just buying time.


Went to school for education and to learn a trade.

Went to school for education and to learn a trade.

Times are hard and hope is continuing to fade.


Every day at work is plain misery.

Every day at work is plain misery.

Weekends are the only time I feel free.


Life is hard, but I try to keep hope alive.

Life is hard, but I try to keep hope alive.

The harder it gets, the more I strive.


Don’t know how long I can stay in the game

Don’t know how long I can stay in the game.

Gotta make it through to avoid the shame.


Time keeps on passing, faster each year.

Time keeps on passing, faster each year.

Inside I’m cryin’, but no one can hear.

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